Industry development

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia works with industry to overcome constraints and realise opportunities for businesses to grow and become more profitable.

We work across industry sectors to address these constraints and opportunities as well as with individual enterprises, where there is likely to be a sufficient economic development outcome. The areas of work can include workforce and management development, market facilitation, business networking, land use planning, technology transfer, infrastructure and logistics – all essential components of profitable businesses.


  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) Value Add Agribusiness Investment Attraction Fund, supported by State Government investment through the Royalties for Regions p

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development contracted AEC Group Pty Ltd (AEC) to undertake a pre-feasibility study into the creation of new and innovative beef supply chain model

  • Western Australia (WA) has many competitive advantages as a location for beef production, processing and export to target markets.

  • The Southern Forests SEED Program is an important part of the overall Manjimup SuperTown efforts and aims to raise the profile of agriculture in the Manjimup region as a valid career choice to attr

  • The Manjimup Agriculture and Food Strategy is being developed to identify projects that will address contemporary agricultural issues and opportunities, and find successful applications for subsequ

  • In 2012, the Shire of Manjimup was allocated funding under the State Government’s Royalties for Regions SuperTowns Development Project Fund to implement Manjimup’s Agricultural Expansion.

  • Harvesting bananas involves a lot of lifting. This increases the risk of injury.

  • The Sweeter Banana Co-operative based in Carnarvon, was formed in 1993 to develop a brand that would be easily recognisable by consumers.